Norway Things to Do

  • The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
    The Stone Bridge of the Knuten
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  • Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
    Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
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  • Mount Fløien
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Norway Things to Do

  • Vigelandsparken

    Oslo Things to Do

    A Disney theme park that brought us back 1,000 years to experience the Viking Age. "This area is known as the homeland of the Viking kings," has a lot of history, including the remains of King Harald Fairhair – the man who reunited Norway. They capitalized on this and attracted more people to the region. They credit Thor and Game of Thrones with...

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  • Mount Fløien

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Fløibanen at sunset beautiful. The cable car in Bergen is its top attraction and one of Norway's most famous the only cable car of its kind in Scandinavia. I would agree with the claim that you have not really seen Bergenif you have travelled on the Fløibanen. A trip on the Fløibanen is necessary for all those who want the full Bergen experience...

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  • Preikestolen

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The walk to Preikestolen is a must! I’ve made this walk several times since coming to live in Stavanger and hope to do it at least one more time before I leave. The walk and climb to Priekestolen is enjoyable in itself - there are some impressive views on the way up looking back towards Stavanger. However the icing on the cake is the stunning...

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  • Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace

    Trondheim Things to Do

    I have always want to visit the Nidaros Cathedral since learning The rose stain glass window in the Trondheim cathedral built over the burial sit of King Olaf was the inspiration for Alan Paton Cry, the Beloved Country. While e traveling in Norway and when he was homesick he said the Rose window started a fire in his mind in Trondheim, Norway in...

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  • Polaria

    Tromsø Things to Do

    Polaria in Tromsø's is a great place to get oriented to life above the arctic circle. It is dedicated to everything to do with the Far far North. You get to learn about Arctic ice floes pressed up on land by rough seas, I love to learn about what is under the Sea in the Arctic Ocean in the Arctic aquarium including the bearded seals). They have...

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  • Aker Brygge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    The pedestrian zone along the harbour is called Akker Brygge and is famous with its restaurants and cafes. I bet it's really pleasant to have a walk during the sunny summer but at -13 degrees with strong wind along the fjord it's better just to skip it. (Sorry no photos)

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  • Fish Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    The picturesque and lively Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway's most visited outdoors markets and has a charming location in the heart of the city between the fjords and Bergen's 7 mountains. The Fish Market also sells fruit, fish, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs. The crabs, raw oysters and boiled shrimp were so fresh and...

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  • Gamle Stavanger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    This is the historic center of Stavanger and includes several artisan workshops and the Norwegian Canning Museum. It is known as Gamle Stavanger, which means �Old Stavanger� in Norwegian. There are said to be 173 white cottages dating from the 1800's in this area. It is the largest surviving wooden house settlement in northern Europe. I really...

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  • Bakklandet, Gamle Bybro and the wharfs

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Next to Gamle Bybro you will find the most attractive of these old wodden houses along the river Nida. They certainly look best in the morning-sun and when you take the pics from one of the bridges there. Next to the bicycle-lift there is also a small square that will reach to the river and will allow you to make photos of the houses of the...

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  • Akershus Fortress

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    In Norwegian it's called Akershus Slott, dating from 1299, this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress in 1592, after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. In the 1700 and 1800's it was a prison, a section of it known as the slavery because the prisoners could be rented out for work in the city. It has...

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  • Buildings, streets and Alleys

    Bergen Things to Do

    A little behind the iconic warehouses begins the old town of Bergen. All the small streets with white houses are wonderful. I noticed that most of them are paved, just as in my home city Plovdiv. Interesting paintings on the walls diversify visitors. Even the small table with flowers in front of one house was really charming in the sunny winter...

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  • Lysenfjorden - Not pulpit or kjærag

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Chance to both looking up from a cruse to the end of the Fjord and a chance to look down on the lysefjord as we drove the small roads on the north and south rim with a rented care beautiful small roads like 496 near fossmark with nobody but us on them and lots of sheep.

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  • Munkholmen and Ravnkloa

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Benedictine monks built a monestry here, prob first in Scandinavia. In ancient times the island was used as Trontheim's excecution grounds. Today it has recreational facilities and can be reached by ferry

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  • Vikingship Museum - Viking Skip Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Oslo is easy to walk around. In the summer take a ferry from the quay to the island where there are 3 museums K50, but over 67 y o it is K30 return. It is about 1km up to the Viking Boat Museum, whole boats preserved and on display. Entry is K80 or K40 for seniors. Afterwards, follow the signs and walk to the Fram (which we really enjoyed) and...

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  • Hansa Bryggen

    Bergen Things to Do

    For the visitor Bryggen (Norwegian for the quay) is what frames Bergen beautiful waterfront with dozens of beautiful old wooden buildings with building styles from a period of time before the English settles built a hut in the new world. The place became a city in 1070 and now is full of Chinese, Japanese and other global tourist visiting the ...

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  • Stavanger domkirke

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It is 2011, and we are in Stavanger not long after the "Oslo Massacre" had taken place. Many of the dead were still being buried, and this was the case in Stavanger, there was a funeral being held for one of the victims. Outside the Cathedral, were many flowers and condolences left there by the people of Stavanger and others. In the afternoon, we...

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  • Ringve Music Museum and botanical garden

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Ringve-museum is not only interesting for its great collection of musical instruments but it is also a great farm-building with lovely houses made of wood and an interesting park around of it.

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  • Holmenkollen

    Oslo Things to Do

    Inside the ski jump is the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum presents over 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artifacts and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing. The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers panoramic views of Oslo. There is a cafe, shop and ski...

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  • City centre / Waterfront / Parks

    Bergen Things to Do

    The Port of Bergen is a modern hub handling all types of cargo, and is renowned for its excellent facilities combined with professional and rapid service. Bergen is also the leading cruise port in Norway, with around 330 cruise ship calls bringing more than 450,000 cruise passengers per year.

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  • Breiavatnet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    In Stavanger, I found many statues and monuments. They were in parks and streets, they seemed to pop up everywhere. The most important statue is of a Gazelle by the Lake, one I looked at, but somehow haven't a photo of is “Dedicated to the Men and Women of Norwegian Blood who have contributed to the Building of America.” Another statue was of a...

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  • Torvet

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The monument of OLAV TRYGGVASON, also known as Holy Olav,who was the founder of Trondheim is situated in the centre of the giant townsquare. He was born in Russia and started to introduce christianity to Norway. He was forced to leave the country,but some time later he returned to fight for his throne and was killed in the battle of Stiklestad. He...

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  • Kon Tiki Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Kon Tiki museum is one of the trio (with Fram and the Viking ships museums) settled on the Bydgoy peninsula facing downtown Oslo. Unlike the other two, this particular locale brings rather mixed feelings. I have not been a fan of Thor Heyerdahl for very long time and I came to this shrine of his with the slight hope that something might convince me...

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  • Museums / Memorials

    Bergen Things to Do

    The tour of the Hanseatic Museum was fascinating for a history buff like me but others will find it interesting as well. I learned our guide that the dialect of Norwegian spoken in Bergen is different than other parts of Norway due in part to the Hanseatic and Danish influence that was more profound in Bergen. the Museum gave a great perspective of...

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  • Flor og Fjære Island

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Was not prepared for such a stunning garden. Arrived on a bright, sunny but cold morning and as we walked off the boat and up the slope the view took my breath away. Twenty years of hard work but what a paradise they have created, even a touch of the Caribbean on the edge of the fjord. Did not want to leave and can't wait to go back.

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  • Kristiansten

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Kristiansten fortress was built on a small hill above Trondheim and it dates back to the year 1691. There is a museum. but that was under reconstruction, while I was in Trondheim in September 2009. At least I was able to enter the innercourt and see some old cannons and get a great view over the city from up there.

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  • City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    City Hall was dedicated during Oslo's 900th year jubilee. It took 17 years to build; celebrations were in 1950. Oslo City Hall houses the city council, city administration, and art studios and galleries. Its characteristic architecture, artworks and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony makes it one of Oslo's most famous buildings. It was designed by...

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  • Mount Ulriken

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Bergen is surrounded by seven hills/mountains, of which Mt. Ulriken is the highest one. One can go by a nice cable car up, but there are also many paths for those who want to make it on their own and walk/hike all the way up. Up on the hill there is no restaurant; in that sense Mt. Floyen was nicer place. It also had more places to sit and watch...

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  • Jæren - beaches

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stavanger Things to Do

    You don't have to go to Jæren to find beaches, although the Jæren beaches are bigger and more sandy. The city beaches are spread along Gandsfjorden, they are small and cozy. Go by bus no 4 to Rosenli or no 6 to Godalen and walk between the buildings down walkways to the fjord (see my Rosenli tip or the "bike or hike" tip right above for more info...

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  • Stiftsgården

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trondheim Things to Do

    The Royal Residence was built in 1778 and is made of wood! There are guided tours through the rooms and to judge from the pictures on the websites that I have seen, it must be really worthwhile! Unfortunately our time was limited, so we did not go inside, but we did enjoy the surrounding gardens, where many Trondheimers were relaxing in the sun!

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  • Karl Johansgate

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    This is the main street in Oslo, connecting the Central Oslo Station (famous as Oslo S) and The Royal Palace. Except the shops and the nice architechture buildings, the street includes many of Oslo's tourist attractions - The Royal Palace, Stortinget (The Norwegian Parliament), The National Theater, The Old University Buildings, Park Spikersuppa...

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  • Fjords

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    The fjord from the North Sea into Bergen is a beautiful one and should not be missed. Be on deck in order to enjoy the cruise, best at the end of the day when there is a lot of activity in the harbor and fjord. In our case, the ship was the Holland American Line Prinsendam which has many viewing areas and can easily clear the bridges into Bergen.

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  • Sculptures general

    Stavanger Things to Do

    It was allways a nice to find over the corner a nice statue having the roots in the old stories of the city. I will post here some photos with the statues I love. They are so real and they are making from Stavanger a warm city. They make you feel at home even if you are thousands kilometers away from your place. The scenes are so familiar and it...

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  • Nordre gate Pedestrian street

    Trondheim Things to Do

    After we left the pier, we continued to walk east along Fjordgata, then right (south) into Nordre Gate, a cobbled-stone street closed to traffic. There were a motley of retail shops there but I have to say that quite a number of things were extremely expensive here. A Sony Memory Stick that would normally cost around USD$50 back home in Singapore...

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  • Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    We took a summer guided tour of the Royal Palace in Oslo. Each tour lasts about about an hour and begins every 20 minutes. English tours are available daily for 95 NOK. Although there are 173 rooms, our guide took us through many beautiful state rooms in the Royal Palace: Cabinet Cloakroom Cabinet Parlor, Council Chamber. White Parlour, King Haakon...

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  • Aquarium

    3 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    Bergen akvariet was found in 1960. It has about 60 aquariums, representing one of the most extensive collections of marine fauna in Europe. There are seals and penguins in large outisde pools. They also have a cinema with 3D films on Bergen and Norwegian coast. If you are staying in Bergen for more than a couple of days, give it a try. Open on...

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  • Hafsfjord

    Stavanger Things to Do

    Møllebukta in Hafrsfjord is a popular beach. The fjord is shallow with a narrow opening into the ocean, which means that bathing temperatures are often higher here than on the Jæren beaches. And I must admit I prefer sunbathing on grass rather than on sand! A part of the beach is reserved for surfers. The linked page is in norwegian, press "Kart...

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  • The bicyckle lift Trampe

    Trondheim Things to Do

    This is a really funny and also unique sight : A lift that helps cyclers to go uphill with the help of a tiny platform, where they post there right foot, while sitting on the bicycle and they are pushed uphill that way. Unfortunately you will need a special card in order to use this lift, but I am sure watching others is a lot better than taking it...

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  • Norwegian Folk Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    Another interesting part of the Museum is the exhibition on Sami life and culture. Here, there were models dressed in Sami clothing, I could see how the Sami lived and how they hunted. It was very interesting. Part of the prized display, is the pair of Sami baptismal boots, made of white fur from a reindeer calf, which is considered the finest...

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  • Tours and Activities

    Bergen Things to Do

    Though a major city, you don?t have to travel far before you are in prime birding habitat. One area that is well worth a visit is Kalandsvatnet. This large lake is surrounded by woodlands and farmland. At Kalandsvika you will find a observation tower that looks over reedbeds with such species as Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting. If you need a guide...

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  • Oljemuseet

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The Norwegian Petroleum Museum wasn't on our list of places to visit. We were quite happy to see the modern buildings on our cruise though. The Museum is about Oil and Gas, providing an insight into the industry. Expect to follow a trail of learning about petroleum from its origin of one million years ago to the exploration and production of oil...

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  • Vår Frue Kirke

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Vår Frue Kirke does not look very special from outside, but the interior is really worth seeing although this church is also a so-called "open church" that means it is open all day and even untill 11.00pm and it is used also as a place to warm up, drink some coffee or take a nap on one of the benches by homeless people, drug addicts etc. But dont...

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  • Fram Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oslo Things to Do

    There are three museums on the Bygdøy peninsula which you can reach by ferry in summer - K50 round trip. The first stop is for the Viking Ship Museum and Folk Museum, then you can walk to the Norwegian Maritime, Fram and Kon Tiki and pick up the return ferry from the quay there. The Fram is fascinating - tickets K80 or K50 for a senior (over 67)....

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  • Fantoft Stavkirke (Stave church)

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bergen Things to Do

    The Fantoft Stave Church is one of the famous wooden churches of the Vikings. In Norway there are about 25 such left and in northern Europe about 5-6. Exactly this church dates from the 12th century but after a fire it was completely destroyed and rebuilt in 1992.

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  • Botanical garden

    Stavanger Things to Do

    The botanical garden is always open, and the entrance is free! Sundays in the period 9 june - 29 sept from 12 o'clock - 3 p.m. there is a free barbecue, that is the charcoal is lit and you can bring whatever you want to grill, and members of "Botanisk hages venner" (Friends of the botanical garden) sell icecream, coffee, herb tea, waffles,...

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  • Norwegian University of Science and...

    Trondheim Things to Do

    Don't forget to stop by the bookstore and get a souvenir. Like all college bookstores, NTNU carries school-related paraphernalia and souvenir. Unfortunately, like other college bookstores, its price ain't cheap. However, some are good for their price. While visiting NTNU, I bought a keychain that looks like the school logo (a square-shaped pewter...

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